If you’re a regular here at Southwestern Skate Center, chances are you’ve rented skates from us. Renting is a great way to start out because you can try both quad and inline skates to figure out which you prefer. However, if you visit regularly, you may start to want your own pair of skates. Fortunately, we can help with that!
If you’re caught in the conundrum of whether or not to buy skates, don’t worry! We walk you through the decision below.
To Buy or Not to Buy?
When considering whether or not to buy your own skates, the obvious place to start is price! If you skate every week, those skate rental fees can start to add up. Investing in a high-quality pair of skates will be more expensive in the short term, but can save you some serious dough in the long term!
It’s also important to consider shoe size. For instance, if you’re considering buying skates for your child, you may want to continue renting until their feet reach a mostly stable size.
Roller skating is not only a fun, family-friendly activity, it’s also a great way to stay in shape, with health benefits for kids and adults alike. If you’re hooked on skating, you can say goodbye to rental fees and pick out a pair of skates that is perfectly suited to your skating needs and personal style. Just head over to our online skating pro shop to find quad and inline skates, equipment, and accessories from top skating brands like VNLA, Sure-Grip, Bones Bearings, and more.